Gerald has both the video and pictures of Bishop Tod Brown refusing to give Communion to a women kneeling and tried to pull her up. He also has the testimony of the women which appears to match the footage. I guess he didn’t get the memo that the norm obtained for the GIRM in the U.S. says.
160. The norm for reception of Holy Communion in the dioceses of the United States is standing. Communicants should not be denied Holy Communion because they kneel. Rather, such instances should be addressed pastorally, by providing the faithful with proper catechesis on the reasons for this norm.
I use to always kneel to receive Communion, now I receive standing as it is the norm approved for the United States by the Vatican. I though had the opposite reaction at first. The EEM at my parish when he saw me standing to receive instead of kneeling told me that I could continue to kneel when I receive. I know that I could do this, but it wasn’t the norm and what good is obedience if you only obey on things you agree with? I do wish that we would just go back to the Communion rail instead. From what I have observed at the Latin Mass at my parish is that the Communion rail is just as efficient as far as time goes in distributing Communion. Plus it has the added benefit of preparing yourself a little bit ahead of time instead of just shuffling forward. Is there anything that prevents the use of the Communion rail in the new Mass? (Besides them being ripped out in some parishes)
Now if you happen to be a homosexual activist and wear a rainbow sash to Mass, no problem you will get to receive Communion; just as long as you are not kneeling.